OHIO – Governor Dewine declared Sunday, February 27, 2022, a Day of Prayer in Ohio honoring the people of Ukraine.
The Governor this week announced his indignation against Russia attacking Ukraine saying, “Ukraine has been a sovereign and independent state since the collapse of the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. The United States and Ukraine share common values including freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. Ohio is home to 80,000 citizens of Ukrainian descent. At the direction of President Vladimir Putin, Russian forces have invaded Ukraine in violation of international law. This is unacceptable, and all freedom-loving people should stand against this unprovoked invasion.”
The Governor even changed his professional profile to say, “I stand with Ukraine”
In honor of the day of prayer Dewine also ordered that Ukraine’s flag will also fly at the Ohio Statehouse and Governor’s Residence to further show support for those under attack in Ukraine and for Ohio’s Ukrainian population.